Voodoo Ranger IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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Voodoo Ranger IPAVoodoo Ranger IPA

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zeff80 on 12-11-2016

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Ratings: 482 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of grittly
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FriedSlug
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A golden beer with a fluffy white head that leaves a lot of lacing. A nice citrus and pine aroma with a little malty sweetness. The taste is not as sweet as the smell and a bit muted but there is some citrus and a little malty sweetness with a decent pine bitterness at the end. Pretty solid IPA.

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Photo of BryantForestry
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Body is a completely transparent golden yellow color. Pours with a nice foamy 2 finger foamy white head. It slowly fades to a thick collar and plenty of lacing is left behind in the glass.

Nose is of moderate tropical fruit and a faint malt backbone

Flavor is a lot like the nose with mostly tropical fruit upfront with pine overtones. Finish is of more juicy tropical fruit and a mild bitterness lingers.

Medium carbonation and a medium weight slightly juicy body

Pretty Good IPA overall. Nothing completely special but a nice brew

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale gold with a thick white head = good lacing.

Pine, citrus, tropical fruit, and floral notes in the nose.

Taste is tropical fruit with bitter citrus and some pine.

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Photo of crobinso
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scotorum
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


Saw an orphaned single looking for a consumer and took it home.

a; Clear dark gold/amber with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and a little spotty lacing.

s; Slightly of bread and light fruit.

t; Some light fruit with a light to moderate hop bite over a bread-biscuit malt. Clean dry finish.

m; Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A nice medium weight IPA with a good balance of malt and hops. Covers its slightly higher ABV very well. A refreshing summer brew yet substantial enough for year round consumption.

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Photo of Rufus1
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours beautiful golden amber color with small white head. Twelve ounce bottle in a thin straight glass at same temperature as the beer. Small white head. Good lacing that lasts. It asserts itself on the nose with big floral/citrus hops along with some dank wet hops. All this followed closely by the bold citrus hops. This is a hop bomb for sure. Flavor for the most part follows the nose. Hop explosion with all the aforementioned hops plus a pleasing grassiness that lingers on the palate. Pine. Juicy almost chewy full mouthfeel. Nice malt backbone. Well balanced. Dry hop finish that's a little chalky. Overall a great IPA that is a blessing on a hot summers day.

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Photo of kkarimi
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Papa_johnp
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BusterFinn
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It's fine. Unexceptional.

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Photo of DWRP
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this is one I keep going back too, since it is available in the smaller stores, and each time It's like wow this is really good!
Enjoy having this one around

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Photo of MattinIdaho
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, Enjoy by 09JUN17
A - huge, frothy, white head caps a hazy pale golden ale; thick chunky lacing sticks to the glass
S - tropical mango and passin fruit, lemon & lime zest
T - bold zesty citrus, lemon-lime and passion fruit dominate the palate,
M - light-to-medium body, finishes bitter and dry
O - I thought this was a good but not great IPA. I'd grab it again if the price was right.

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Photo of Pauly81
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McClinton
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baldy00
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deebo
3.01/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Last of a mixed 12 pack with a BBD of 7May17.
A-Poured into a pint glass this brew has some lively white big bubbled head atop a super clear light golden brew.
S-A fair amount of hop presence (West coast aroma with pine and grassy notes). Crackery malt.
T-Piney hops atop a slightly sweet, malted barley taste. Higher alcohols definitely in the taste.
M-A fair amount of vapory alcohol fires out. That's what stands out. Moderate to high carbonation and decent body.
O-An unexceptional IPA. Serviceable.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Best before July 23rd, 2017 - poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Bright amber/satin sheen gold body with a fist of thick papaya whip foam fed by a furious surge of bubbles below. Immense lacing, good retention.

Mosaic suffuses the nose with complex fruit and floral aromas (blueberry, papaya, etc.) - perhaps some citrus from the Amarillo as well? Pleasantly hop-forward.

Earthy palate entry with hints of dark caramel before the wave of citrus/floral hop flavors arrive. Moderately bitter with hints of tangerine and grapefruit (suggesting zest with a hint of pith). Even finish, vaguely spicy/earthy again, and medium-dry.

Somewhat sticky, not especially crisp mouth-feel - carbonation appears heavy, but doesn't feel at all excessive. Alcohol is definitely present, and contributes some (distinct but neutral) flavor as well.

I think it's fair to compare this to Ranger, which it has replaced - the aroma of this version is more complex, tropical, and potent, but the flavor and crispness aren't quite as good, and the slight up-tick in alcohol doesn't improve drinkability either. A good IPA, but I prefer the beer it took the place of enough that I'll have to brew up a clone (with Simcoe and Cascade) sometime soon.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a caramel color with a white frothy and creamy film that retains well. The contrast between the caramel color and white head is nice to look at.
The nose brings about citrusy aromas such as tangerine and grapefruit. A caramel aroma makes its presence felt midway as well as a moderate amount of herbal and danky hops.
Once I taste it, my first impressions are of a strong
caramel malt like presence that provides a touch of sweetness and a body that is on the full side of medium, supple, and cookie dough like. The sweetness is somewhat fleeting in that this brew is packed with a strong hops punch. The mouthfeel provides a moderate to high bitterness that nearly overshadows the malts, yet manages to retain balance. The hops flavors consist of citrus, grass and pine resin. The pine resins in particular contribute to a prickly mouthfeel. In the final phase, many of the citrusy flavors, notably grapefruit pulp, emerge and somehow manage to lighten the body. All throughout, the finish is dry and with a herbal hops bitterness.
Overall, this is a nice and drinkable, and above average IPA that I wouldn't mind having again.

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Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Voodoo Ranger IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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